Krishnadvaipayana, Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana, Krishna-dvaipayana: 11 definitions


Krishnadvaipayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana can be transliterated into English as Krsnadvaipayana or Krishnadvaipayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Krishnadvaipayana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन).—Vyāsa. (See under Vyāsa).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.78) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन) or Dvaipāyana is the son of Parāśara and grandson of Śakti, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Nārada gave a daughter to Vasiṣṭha. She was Arundhati and Śakti was born to her. Śakti begot Parāśara and from Parāśara was born Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana. Śuka was born to Dvaipāyana and Śuka had five sons—Bhūriśravā, Prabhu, Śaṃbhu, Kṛṣṇa and Gaura and a daughter—Kīrtimati.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Krishnadvaipayana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन) is another name for Vyāsa, according to the Śārṅgadharapaddhati 4350.—Accordingly, “Mastered by Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (Vyāsa) and others, it was called Laya by [such] great-souled ones who had accomplished absorption in the nine cakras”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnadvaipayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन).—Name of Vyāsa; तमहमरागमकृष्णं कृष्णद्वैपायनं वन्दे (tamahamarāgamakṛṣṇaṃ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaṃ vande) Ve.1.4.

Derivable forms: kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaḥ (कृष्णद्वैपायनः).

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛṣṇa and dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन).—m.

(-naḥ) A name of Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas, and Puranas. E. A compound of two other names of the sage: see kṛṣṇa, and dvaipāyana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन):—[=kṛṣṇa-dvaipāyana] [from kṛṣṇa] m. ‘black islander’, Name of Vyāsa (compiler of the [Mahābhārata] and of the Purāṇas; so named because of his dark complexion and because he was brought forth by Satyavatī on a dvīpa or island in the Ganges), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra iii, 3, 32 [Scholiast or Commentator]; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन):—[kṛṣṇa+dvaipāyana] (naḥ) 1. m. Vyāsa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Krishnadvaipayana in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnadvaipayana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (ಕೃಷ್ಣದ್ವೈಪಾಯನ):—[noun] the sage-author of the Hindu Epic Mahābhārata; Maharṣi Vēdavyāsa.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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